Korea is certainly a place of serenity with its tranquillity of environment, culture and people along with the variety of gorgeous foods to try out on the streets of Seoul making it a definite bucket list for travellers and tourists. Here are the attractions and places to wander off around Seoul:
1. Gyeongbokgung Palace
Travel back in time to the Joseun dynasty in the palace of Gyeogbokgung that has been built since the late 1300s. Rent and dress yourself in hanbok from any rental stores nearby and stroll on the majestic palace to have a slight feel as an ancient Korean during the old days and taking photos with palace’s traditional walls, sculpture, gates and scenery.
2. Namsan Seoul Tower
Enjoy a spectacular view on the capital tower of Seoul, located on the peak of Namsan especially for love birds who would like to have romantic moments or just dating while enjoying the panoramic view of the wondrous city of Seoul on the observation decks. Namsan Tower is also a signature love platform as couples are introduced love locks, where they can write wishes and promises on padlocks and lock it anywhere around the pillars of Namsan Tower or even the most notably, “Tree of Love”.
3. Myeongdong Street
Shopaholics or food lovers would be entertained by the varieties of shopping brands and Korean cuisine on this night market style street. It is basically the Bukit Bintang of Seoul but more crowded and it is exceptionally a paradise land of cosmetic products, clothing, accessories and finger food stalls. Korean egg toast, fried chicken, pomegranate juice and spicy tteokbokki is some of the finger bites to have while wandering off around the streets of Myeongdong hunting for souvenirs and cosmetic brands such as Etude House and Innisfree.
4. Ewha Woman’s University
A must visit place for photography of spectacular backgrounds due to the signature architectural design of the university, and a place to shop for the trendiest Korean clothing at the best bargain or perhaps for guys who would like take a peek at Korean girls or noona (not in a creepy way).
5. Hongdae, Hongik University
Widely known as a student hangout and chill out area, be prepared to be entertained by youthful electric dance band and choir singing performances while treading on the streets filled with various Korean restaurants cuisines from bibimbap and samgyetang to dakgalbi and fried chicken. On a side note, these Korean delicacies should serve along with few bottles of soju or makgeolli rice wine for the best combination ever to enjoy a fabulous evening meal and be treated with live performances in the meantime.